- “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Dorit Kemsley recalled her October 2021 home invasion on the season premiere.
- Kemsley said she was home during the robbery and encountered the intruders.
- She said they put a gun to her head and threatened to kill her while her children slept.
Dorit Kemsley walked viewers and her fellow castmates through the details of her home invasion in the season 12 premiere of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” which aired on Wednesday.
Daily Mail Online reported on October 28, 2021 that Kemsley had been robbed and held at gunpoint in her home in the Encino Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles the previous night. The Los Angeles Police Department confirmed to Insider at the time that there was a home invasion robbery investigation for a home on Kemsley’s block, and that three suspects took an unknown amount of property from the home.
Security footage of the incident was shown on the show’s Wednesday episode, titled “The Break-In.”
At the time of the incident, Kemsley was home alone with her two children – daughter Phoenix, 5, and son Jagger, 7 – and all three had just returned from a wedding in London. Her husband, Paul “PK” Kemsley, was not home at the time.
Kemsley revealed that the burglars narrowly missed interacting with her daughter. “When PK’s out of town, the kids always sleep with me,” Kemsley said. She moved Phoenix back to her own room because she was “so exhausted and so jetlagged.”
“I thought, you know what? I’m so tired, and I picked her up and I put her in her bed,” she added.
“So you moved her? Thank God,” said her fellow housewife’s Kyle Richards’ husband Mauricio Umansky.
After moving Phoenix, Kemsley said she washed her face and brushed her teeth before returning to her bedroom. “I got in bed and I grabbed my pillow and I was so happy to be in bed and all of a sudden I hear the door open,” she said.
She assumed that it was her children coming to find her but was confused when they did not appear after a few moments. “I don’t see them, so I get out of my bed and that’s when I saw not a little person but a big person,” she continued, recalling how one of the intruders attacked her on sight. “When he saw me, he panicked and he charged at me and grabbed me.”
Kemsley said the intruder told her, “Get down on the fucking ground. I’m gonna fucking kill you,” before putting his gun on her.
“I was just hunched over sobbing, going ‘please I have little babies. Please, I’m a mother. Please, I beg of you, my kids need me, please please please please,'” the reality star recalled. She said her pleas were interrupted by one of the intruders telling another one to murder her.
“I was begging and begging and the other guy’s going ‘just fucking kill her! Just fucking kill her,'” she said. “I thought, this is it, I’m gonna die, he’s gonna pull the trigger. I envisioned them killing me and then going and killing my kids.
Kemsley said one of the intruders remained behind her “the whole time” while another was “collecting all the stuff.” She volunteered to assist them. “I told them let me help you, I know where everything is,” she continued. They asked her for “watches” and “cash.” After over 20 minutes, she said she was the one who advised them to leave. “I said guys you took a lot, get out now while you can please.”
In a security clip, a figure is seen scaling a wall in her yard carrying what Kemsley said was a homemade rucksack of the stolen goods fashioned from a comforter. “They took high value bags and jewelry, whatever they could fit into the comforter. There were irreplaceable items that they took, but it doesn’t matter to me whatsoever,” Kemsley said.
One item did matter to Kemsley, however: She requested that the burglars not take her phone. Additional security footage appeared to show them honoring the request as one of the men left a flashing object on her property before leaving.
“He said ‘count to 40, I will leave your phone by the gate,’ and he left,” she recalled.